Spencer, MA

35-Year-Old Worcester Man Arrested on Drug Charges

WORCESTER - Worcester Police arrested a man on an outstanding warrant for cocaine charges Thursday, September 16, and found heroin in his possession during the arrest. Officers part of the Worcester Police Vice Squad were around Cambridge Street when they observed a man known to have an outstanding warrant at around 1 PM.
Picture for 35-Year-Old Worcester Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Man Accused of Stabbing Marine in Eye in Worcester Faces Judge

A man has been arrested after a Marine was stabbed in the eye over the weekend in a parking lot in Worcester, Massachusetts. Retired Marine Sgt. Tyler Ferrara, 26, may never regain his sight, but that didn't stop him from coming to court Thursday to support his brother and mother as they faced the man accused of stabbing him.

Courthouse records - Sept. 16

Luis Rodriguez 27, of Springfield, charged with assault and battery on a family/household member, bail set at $1,000 cash/$10,000 surety, ordered to stay away and have no contact with alleged victim and to abide to restraining order, continue to Oct. 15. Judge Robert J. Pellegrini. Augustine Anokye, 35, of Woodbridge,...

Massachusetts State Troopers arrest man with firearm after road rage incident

Shortly after 3 p.m. on September 13, the victim of a road rage incident called 911 to report the operator of a red Ford Focus pointed a pistol outside of their vehicle while traveling on Route 95 northbound in Lexington. The incident was broadcast to all area Troopers. Within a very short period of time Trooper Scott Gallant, assigned to the State Police K-9 Section, located the vehicle traveling on Route 3 northbound in Billerica. Trooper Gallant activated his blue lights and stopped the vehicle without incident. Trooper Robert Thompson, assigned to State Police-Concord, immediately responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

2 animal shelters in Mass. waive adoption fees for small pets

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two animal shelters in Massachusetts overwhelmed by the number of small animals in their care are waiving adoption fees this weekend in hopes of finding the pets forever homes. Small pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and birds, will be available for adoption with no...

Afghan Refugees Set to Arrive in Mass., NH

About 1,000 Afghan refugees are expected to arrive in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in a matter of days. The Associated Press reports that about 900 refugees will resettle in Massachusetts, and another 100 up north in New Hampshire. This is among the roughly 37,000 arriving in the U.S. All arrivals...

4-Day Weather Forecast For Spencer

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Spencer: Wednesday, September 15: Patchy fog then mostly cloudy during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Thursday, September 16: Chance of Rain Showers; Friday, September 17: Chance of Light Rain; Saturday, September 18: Slight chance of light

Views: Chief's Column -- What to do if you see a coyote or fox

The Grafton Police Department has received several reports of fox and coyote sightings in town recently, so I thought I would run this column again for the safety of everyone. I was out jogging this morning when I saw a fox and decided to turn around. While I was jogging home, the fox came up beside me and was watching me. I stopped and yelled at it to go home and it moved further away I continued yelling at it and started walking home. What is the best thing to do when meeting up with a fox or coyote? Needless to say, I was scared and very glad to get home without any incidents.

Two Towns In Massachusetts, New Hampshire Make List Of ‘Best Places To Live’

SALEM, N.H. (CBS) — New England can claim two spots on a new list of the top places to live in the United States. Money Magazine is out with “The 50 Best Places To Live” for 2021, and a pair of communities from Massachusetts and New Hampshire are recognized. Salem, New Hampshire is 44th on the list. The lack of earned income, sales or estate tax is one of the appeals, according to the magazine. Salem is also home to Canobie Lake Park, the Mall at Rockingham Park and “America’s Stonehenge.” Canobie Lake Park (WBZ-TV) Coming in just behind at No. 46 is Westford, Massachusetts. “With a picturesque center that absolutely begs for residents to take a stroll, this New England town combines colonial architecture with a serene backdrop of apple orchards and ponds,” Money writes. The Nashoba Valley ski area and 2,000 acres of conservation land are also a draw for those that enjoy the outdoors. Money says its ranking “highlights the places where job growth is rising, home prices are affordable, and the quality of life shines.” The top three places to live were Chanhassen, Minnesota; Carmel, Indiana; and Franklin, Tennessee. Click here to see the full list.
Milford Daily News

Last call is beckoning for several MetroWest ice cream, hot dog stands

The official start of fall is drawing near, which means seasonal businesses like ice cream parlors and hot dog stands will soon close up shop. Some have already closed for the season, including The Black Cow in Millis and George's Surf & Turf in Mendon. Others will either close next month, or remain open until the air outside becomes as chilly — or chillier — than freezers inside.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts

BOSTON — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Thursday for parts of Massachusetts as storms with lightning and thunder moved across the region. The warning is in effect for north central Dukes County, southern Barnstable County, south central Plymouth County and southeastern Bristol County until 8:15 a.m. Stormy Start: Weather...